Each family is different, some have a friend in their father while some are still learning to love each other. Whatever the case may be, this father's day let's celebrate the man who taught us something as simple as polishing our shoe to something as complicated as how to do our taxes. Whether you are with your family during the quarantine or living miles apart from each other, it is a good time to catch up while watching a movie, popcorn in hand and a box of tissues at arm's length, just in case. Presenting a list of mixed genre movies to watch with your dad or father figure this June 21.
Beautiful Boy (2018)
Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father does whatever he can to save his son and family.
102 Not Out (2018)
Dattatraya Vakhariya is a 102-year-old man who lives with his 75-year-old son, Babulal. Dattatraya, who lives like a youngster, wants to break the world record for the oldest man living on earth. A feel-good movie, the 102-year-old Dattatraya will make you think about the quality of life you are living.
Train To Busan (2016)
Seok-woo and his daughter are on a train to Busan on the latter's birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak in South Korea. Watch as a regular dad with a regular job tries his best to save his daughter from a zombie attack. Nothing supernatural involved except the aforementioned zombies.
Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, decides to fulfil his dream of winning a gold medal for his country by training his daughters for the Commonwealth Games despite the existing social stigmas.
Toni Erdmann (2016)
A hard-working woman reluctantly agrees to spend time with her estranged father when he unexpectedly arrives. As a practical joker, the father does his best to reconnect by pretending to be her CEO's life coach.
A road trip to Kolkata brings Piku, an architect, closer to her ageing but nagging father Bhaskor Banerjee despite their disparate ideologies and fights over trivial issues.
Annie, a young girl, has lived all her life in the foster care of the cruel Miss Hannigan. Her life takes a drastic turn when New York mayoral candidate William Stacks decides to adopt her. There are various adaptations of Annie over the years, tell us which one you like the best.
After being expelled from school, Rohan returns home to a strict father as well as a half-brother he was unaware of. He is forced to work at his father's factory even though he wants to write.
The 12-year-old Auro, who is raised by his gynaecologist mother Vidya, suffers from a rare genetic disorder called progeria. Auro wants to know about his father but Vidya hides it from him.
Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), a former government operative, is trying to reconnect with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Then his worst fears become real when sex slavers abduct Kim and her friend shortly after they arrive in Paris for vacation. With just four days until Kim will be auctioned off, Bryan must call on every skill he learned in black ops to rescue her.
The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)
A moving tale inspired by a real story, this movie will definitely change your perspective on the little things we take for granted. Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life's earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son. Watch how the father-son duo deals with the troubles thrown at them.
Finding Nemo (2003)
This movie is an emotional ride from start to finish, remember we asked you to keep tissues nearby? well yeah, you might need them.
After his son gets abducted from the Great Barrier Reef and is dispatched to Sydney, Marlin, a meek clownfish, enlists the help of a forgetful fish and embarks on a journey to bring him home.
Cheaper By The Dozen (2003)
Tom finds his life turned upside down when he agrees to tend to his twelve children while his wife is away and simultaneously also coaches his football team.
The movie has a sequel too if you like this one.
Daddy Day Care (2003)
After getting fired, two men are inspired to start a day care facility to make ends meet. Once their business starts to pick up, established day care centres plan to bring them down.
Big Fish (2003)
Will Bloom returns home to care for his dying father, who had a penchant for telling unbelievable stories. After he passes away, Will tries to find out if his tales were really true.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Three siblings, gifted in their own way, have experienced success but are distant from each other. Their family has to reunite when their estranged father announces he is dying.
Father's Day (1997)
Desperate to track down her wayward teenage son, a woman contacts two old boyfriends and tells each of them that he is the boy's father. They chase the boy as he does not wish to return home.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Daniel, a divorced actor, disguises himself as Mrs Doubtfire, an ageing female Scottish housekeeper, in order to work in his ex-wife's house and spend more time with his children. If you liked Chachi 420, watch this movie to see where the inspiration came from.
Father of The Bride (1991)
George Banks leads the perfect life with his wife, daughter and son. However, when Annie, his daughter, decides to get married, he has a hard time letting go of her.
Gil Buckman tries hard to balance his personal and professional life while dealing with the problems of his three children. His worries increase when he discovers that his wife is pregnant again.
Paper Moon (1973)
Real-life father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal team up as slick con-artists Moses Pray and Addie Loggins in 1930s Kansas. When "Moze" is unexpectedly saddled with getting the 9-year-old Addie to relatives in Missouri after the death of her mother, his attempt to dupe her out of her money backfires, and he's forced to take her on as a partner. Swindling their way through farm country, the pair is nearly done in by a burlesque dancer (Madeline Kahn) and an angry bootlegger.
The Godfather (1972)
Don Vito Corleone, head of a mafia family, decides to hand over his empire to his youngest son Michael. However, his decision unintentionally puts the lives of his loved ones in grave danger.
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
In the Depression-era, Atticus Finch, a lawyer, sets out to defend a black man, who is accused of raping a white woman. Meanwhile, his children, Scout and Jem, spy on their reclusive neighbour.
Not like you need a reason to hang out with the old man, but watching a movie together is always a good bonding experience. With so much chaos outside, it is a good time to hang out with dad and listen to his life experiences and stories. If you want to take it up a notch, get him a quirky father's day gift and see him smile ear to ear.
Above all, stay safe and stay healthy!